The Academy Awards have been an interesting part of Hollywood for years. The nightly show honors Hollywood stars with Academy Awards and prizes every year. This year, however, the Academy chose the untrodden path: partnership with TikTok Stars. It is important to note that the Academy has been keeping an ‘eagle eye’ on TikTok for the last few years. Based on the analysis, The Academy concluded that TikTok is one of the giant content producing platforms. So the TikTok stars need appreciation.
In a recent statement, The Academy officially announced that it is partnering with TikTok stars to appreciate the talent and quality content being produced on the video sharing platform. Similarly, The Academy also has the motive of attracting young viewers. Since TikTok is very popular among the young generation and the talent on the platform is also from young people, the Academy has come to the realization that it is to work with these young talents.
Commenting on the nature of content and talent being produced on TikTok, the Academy acknowledges that it has “transformed” the lives of many young people around the world. According to the official statement (from The Academy), the stars who live out their talents and are massively followed on the platform need appreciation. So they will be part of the 94th annual Academy Awards.
Being a TikTok star comes with many unattainable dreams. Essentially, TikTok stars make short (very short, actually) videos and share them on the platform. So it is not clear whether that piece of content will attract viewers or not. But the catch is that when it does attract viewers, it changes the life of the video maker. Always. It doesn’t take long for TikTok stars to make their content go viral and gain overnight fame and success.
Reece Feldman is one of those TikTok stars. He has been making content on TikTok for the past few years. Since then he has followed a minute. But recently his content went viral, and his following tripled in no time.
Now Reece is seeing his dreams come true as he becomes part of the 94th Annual Academy Awards. The Academy has already partnered with him to appreciate his talent on TikTok.
Besides Reece, another 24 TikTok stars are also living their dreams: They made it to the Oscars. Guy With A Movie Camera, Juju Green and Emily Uribe are among the TikTok stars who are part of this year’s Academy Awards.
It is essential to note here that this is one of the historical moves of The Academy. This is the first time in history that a mega event like the Academy Awards is hosting TikTok stars. Likewise, it is equally important to note that the Academy acknowledges that TikTok is a very popular platform. And it has a “massive impact” on the users’ lives.